Me? No problems. Normal blood pressure, no bad stuff detected. I've never had high blood pressure, unlike just about everyone else in my family. I told the doc about my dad having a massive aortic dissection a few years ago and I was worried about it being hereditary. The doc said the leading cause is high blood pressure. That's good, because the men on my side of the family tend to kick off early.
- Grandfather 1: Ate a normal 1940ish diet, namely red meat and butter. Light smoker, loved his drink. Died at 72 from cancer and Alzheimer's.
- Grandfather 2: Ate a normal 1940ish diet, namely red meat and butter and sometimes bacon grease to flavor the bread. Heavy smoker, didn't drink much. Died at 74 of emphysema.
- Dad: Ate a normal 1960ish diet, namely red meat and margarine. Heavy smoker, then quit around 45. Heavy beer drinker turned moderate drinker. Very high blood pressure. Would have died at 61 except the EMT recognized the symptoms as being far more serious than a heart attack.